Philips B8/12 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5, This is superb and does exactly what the product splurge

Very good sound system, always can’t wait to turn it back on again. Sounds fantastic with movies, i’ve tried it many times with my favourite film ( transformers 2) & sounds great. The subwoofer is quite heavy on the bass too, i’ve left it at +1 & it goes up to +6 for how high you want the bass to go up to. Love playing music from it also using the speakers around the house. Can use one of each speaker with bluetooth or use the whole soundbar & spread the speakers around everywhere. Only downside is how much the price is without a sale.

Superb system,looks really good and provides excellent surround sound when speakers are detached for films. I bought this after lots of research and glad i did, it was easy to set up and use, the bluetooth is a great idea and also works well. If you are looking for a sound bar that also give good surround without the wires get this system.

Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose. I personally couldn’t get the hdmi arc working and am not sure if that is user error on my part, or flawed kit. So, in summary, if you’ve got a simpleish set-up and your primary connection is going to be optical cable then this does a very good job of home cinema sound. It is still worth messing with the height settings to optimise it for your room (very simple to do), but the effect is pleasing. However, if you’re a gadget freak and may want to use it for many devices i do wonder if the connectivity is too limited in that scenario. I’ll update the review if we discover any further issues down the line.

Key specs for Philips B8/12 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5.1 Channel and Wireless Subwoofer with Dolby Atmos – Black:

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  • 5.1.2 Multi-channel for true immersive 3D cinematic sound
  • Dolby Atmos and Ambisound delivers a new sense of overhead dimension for wide surround sound experience
  • Designed to enhance your living space; Sleek and premium design blends seamlessly with any TV
  • HDMI 4K2K pass-through for ultra HD content enjoyment. Connect to HDMI x2 for best ATMOS experience
  • Included: Soundbar, Remote Control and Wireless Subwoofer, 2 x AAA Batteries, AC-DC adapter for soundbar, AC power cord (x2), HDMI cable, USB adapter, Wall mount brackets (x2), Wall mount & user guide, Warranty leaflet

Comments from buyers

” had a lot of vouchers) and I was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the B5
, Looks good, just can’t use it
, 5.1 with no wires at last !

100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.

Hi the remote control is missing, was not part of the packaging. It almost impossible to operate and set the device without one. Will be grateful if l can ve it the rest is fine.

Fast delivery & uk plugs fitted. Lovely sound no matter what i play through it. ) adjustable treble is crisp & clear, bass nice & solid even room shaking if dvd requires i. Although only 4 to1 (no centre speaker) you would be hard pushed to notice. Big plus is the wireless detachable rear speakers. After initial room set up is carried out (main unit sends out test signal & adjusts to room acoustics) its unclip the speakers from main unit & place beside/behind you for great sound effects then reclip to main unit to recharge. Sub unit is slightly taller than other units but also quite slim so has small footprint. My tv sits in a corner & sub hides nicely behind. I have had a few 5 to 1 units over the years but this is the overall best all rounder i’ve had.

Excellent sound whether playing movies or playing music via bluetooth. The side speakers also act as either surround sound or standalone blue tooth speakers.

This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.

Best sound bar out there,have orders and sent back 4 sound bars till i got this one ,no other soundboard has wireless detachable speakers.

The concept is very good indeed, but i have had a lot of problems with mine. The volume does not want to remain stable and jumps all over the place?. The hdmi arc input wont accept a digital signal from my tv(panasonic plasma) via my sky box, so i’am forced to use the optical connection for dolby/dts. When i change tv channels it switches back to arc hdmi so the sound goes back to pcm or goes dead?(only sometimes?) philips have a download firmware fix on their website which did fix the volume for about 2 days but now the problem is back?.The fact that they have a firmware(bug fix) on a new product does not bode well. Also when you fast forword any programme there is a very annoying lag before the sound kicks in again, meaning you miss any dialogue at the start of the programme. The remote control looks nice, but is a little plasticky for a product in this price bracket, plus at times is very slow to respond(but again only at times?)i phoned philips and was told that if the firmware upgrade did not work then i should return it to amazon(thanks). Also be aware that it ships with euro two pin mains plugs(figure 8 ends) x2, really annoying if you don’t have spares to hand and no other leads at all(hdmi,optical etc) the voice button to enhance dialogue works at times, but sometimes requires the volume at max to work. On a positive note when it works its not bad at all, playing a blue ray through hdmi one with the speakers detached and calibrated it did a reasonable job for a product of this type, much better than other soundbars i’ve heard and at least you have actual speakers behind you. I shouldpoint out that i have downsized from £5,000.

Let me start by saying this is my first amazon review. I am blown away by the ingenuity of this product. It’s no surprise that the b5 has won a ces 2015 award for design and innovation. If you want surround sound to watch with your favourite movies without annoying your better half with the millions of cables normally required then this is definitely the way to go. The only thing that surprises me is how rubbish philips are at actually marketing this product. This has been on sale in europe since last september and when i contacted philips regarding uk availibilty they had absolutely no clue when it would be launched. I supect that it is still not officially available as my soundbar was delivered from milan. Bravo amazon for stepping up and selling this to the uk market. 00) was an absolute steal compared the rrp of £800.

So glad i made the purchase.

A fantastic way to add some serious depth to tv sound and some convenient music – all in a very simple and easy to use way. . A great addition to the family room: the kids love the music (either via bluetooth or spotify on the tivo box). And we get to enjoy surround sound in the evenings without the hassle of wires, etc. Sound separation in the ‘simulated’ 5. 1 mode isn’t as good as a kef 5. 1 speakers and receiver setup i have in the lounge, but then this is a fraction of the cost and a lot more family friendly. Installation with my philips f8007 tv, popcornhour, tivo and philips bluray has been seamless and popping the speakers out to setup surround sound each evening couldn’t be easieredit: and i’ve now enabled the hdmi arc and i’m using the correct port on the soundbar, so my tv and soundbar have their volumes in sync (and the sound bar powers on in sync with the tv). The volume can all be controlled from any device that can control the tv sound (soundbar remote, tv remote, tivo remote, logitech one, mobile phone, etc). And it is always kept in sync.

Good looking design and sounds nice so no issue there. Great idea with the detachable speakers. If you do not mind several remote controls then there is no problem and i would recommend this soundbar. We do mind though and hence the rating. Our previous set up: samsung ue55es6800 tv, virgin tivio box and soundbar from a competitor. We control all this with one remote control. The virgin tivio box remote. Set up now: as per above but replaced the soundbar with philips’ b5.

As with all philps products, there is a very high quality feel and look to the system. Normally you sacrifice looks for performance. However, thia is not the case here. It is without question the best and most versatile home cinema that i have ever purchased. Over the years i have purchased a lot of expensive units and this was the first sound bar i bought, and to be honest i wasn’t expecting much. I never expected the clarity of sound. Incrediblely easy set up, amazing rich sound with great amount of scope to tune to your liking. No lip syncing lag, as i thought there would be. I wall mounted unit, which also came with a self adhesive template. So basically, everything couldn’t be easier.

I waited a few months for the fidelio b5 to become available on amazon (i had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5 in a friends house. He has a bose system himself so this was some recommendation. I found it very easy to set up and the sound quality is crisp with clear notes across the range: superb even at very high volume. The sound bar is also stylish and the rear speakers easy to disconnect and reconnect. The full range of connection possibilities means i can use my old low tech turntable as well as blue tooth from my smartphone. An excellent all round product although more expensive than some lesser competitors.

Can sound a bit over bright when not detached and in movie mode but once detached its absolutely magical. Not quite as good as a full 5. 1 but it don’t have the time or energy for the wire running any more.

‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.

Great spacial soundstage, looks very pretty hanging from the tv, no wires visible. Works with full surround via arc (not all tvs do, mine is a phillips 8007 with ambilight +hue), and shares volume commands via hdmi-cec (so remote is only required for setup). Bluetooth multi-speaker is cool. Not as loud or precise as a full amp and speakers, but for elegance and efficient use of space this soundbar is easily the best for my room, and more than adequate for normal viewing. If you have acoustically consistent walls check out the atmos digital sound projector bars as an alternative.

Not at all impressed by this fidelio b5 soundbar from phillips. The rear wireless surround speakers don’t last anywhere near the 10 hours i’d read about while i was researching them online. One speaker runs out of battery about an hour before the other. I’d say on average they last around 4/5 hours at best when detached from the main unit, on a low volume setting with the bass taken right down. The subwoofer only seems to work when it wants and doesn’t even show up on the surround demos i tested it out on. The remote control is unresponsive most of the time and has a horrible feel to it. There is also an annoying sound delay of around half a second, which i wasn’t expecting on a sound bar of this price. It’s a shame as i bought this to go with my philips tv and although i tested it so extensively i missed the return window by accident, or else it would have gone back.

A few little annoyances: the charging lights on the remote speakers seem to be a bit random on occasion, it would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it were a setting), and very occasionally there’s a distortion glitch that’s fixed by turning them off/on again. That being said, i love these things; replaced all my other speakers, taking up less space, easier to manage, and great quality sound (i’m no audiophile though).

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

Crystal clear sound and a brilliant idea that you can detach the speakers to convert to full surround sound without any messy wires. Ok, the rechargeable batteries in the blue tooth speakers only realistically last for one movie but that’s great for us.

To connect everything was easy just sockets and wireless subwoofer connects automatically, the same with rear speakers. As you may know this film full of talking and some space action too. So dialogue was crispy clear and when rocket engines were powered up all room was shaken. 1 wired systems and i can tell you this one does the same job and what more voice much clearer than on those i had. Price does bites but ease of use and no wires worth it .

Philips BT6900B EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes

Great sound from a thin portable speaker. Add in the water proofing and you have a great little portable music box. Its not major loud but clean clear sound.

Very light handy and portable.

Lovely piece of kit, bit weak on bass but very good overall.

Key specs for Philips BT6900B EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, Shockproof with Mic, Quick Charge, 10 Hours Playtime – Black:

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  • Strong wireless Bluetooth connection up to 30 m
  • Durable build – shockproof, dustproof and waterproof (IP57)
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • Included: BT6900B; USB cable for PC charging, quick starting guide

Comments from buyers

“it sounds a little better than I thought it would but it won’t blow
, Very good and portable for the price
, Better than most. Great features and sound. And it’s not boring black.

I have bought this item to use in a 15 year old car which can only play cds and had no auxiliary input or bluetooth to directly connect the phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as i though it might so it become a home accessory. Overall it can fill a small room without distortion (at reasonably civilised sound levels) but suffers from not being stereo and not being able to daisy chain with other phillips products so that one can expand to get stereo effects.

This unit is a great combination of features and sounds better than any other this size, (i am an audio engineer.

Battety life about 8h plus, sound guality is good,easy connectivity sound + and – is not so easy to use in darkness.

As usual for philips it looks a quality product but some of the design features will possibly drive you mad. Now i have overcome the problems below and just enjoy the sound it is forgiven the frustration. Prossound quality to me sounded as good as my similar b & o bluetooth speaker costing a lot more with identical features. Not black and glossy which i don’t like but a very comfortable matt rubber type finish. Carrying handle is also the charging cable which initiallly seemed a good idea but read on. Clearly labelled prominent buttons. Very easy bluetooth connectivity probably the easiest thing i have paired. 3 hour charge and a claimed 8 hours use on the box ( or 15 hrs on the paperwork inside)consthe combined carry strap and charging cable has to be a tight click fit but my cable was so tight that depressing the clips to release the cable was impossible. A number of people tried but it would not release. I eventually released it with pliers and a screwdriver but it is now scratched and damaged.

What a fantastic blurtooth speaker this is. This bluetooth speaker is shockproof, dustproof and waterproof. It has a battery indicator so you can see when it needs charging. It looks the business, but above all else the sound is luxurious. It works from a really good distance to. I have had a few bluetooth speakers, but boy this surpasses them all.

Honestly can’t see the difficulty people mention about the charger. It’s great quality for this price. I use it everyday, charge it every now and then. What i particularly like is that it only sounds briefly when it switches on/off and when it connects/disconnects to a device. No speaking, only a short sound.

Bought this for my son’s birthday. Fantastic sound and he takes it everywhere with him. It’s great in the car too.

Quick one:its a decent speaker for the price, it sounds a little better than i thought it would but it won’t blow you away too much. It goes plenty loud when it needs to and the distortion isn’t too bad. However when turning it down, and this might just be with my phone, it goes from average level to very quiet in volume. I was using it in a small office [think 4 people max and wanted it quiet-ish but annoyingly it doesn’t have that sort of a level, its either too quiet or just a tad too loud. [edit: my phone is a sony xz]the recharge cable being a part of the strap is neat and unlike the other review on here i had no issues getting it out and putting it back in. All in all its a good product, perfect for what i want it for: outdoor and indoor speaker to just keep in my bag for whenever. ]

Amazing for the money, just some bassey songs distort at loud volumes.

It’s good fast bluetooth connection an good sound system.

A fantastic sounding device with the sole caveat that simpler music sounds better. To my ears classical music is reproduced better than my seventies jazz rock stuff. Not unreasonably it’s a bit bass light but the bass it does reproduce is controlled, indicating the device is not attempting to do more than it can.

I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes.

It’s a great product, works perfectly.

Philips SBA1610/00 Portable Speaker – Beautiful Sound quality

I wanted this to use with an mp£ player and it works perfectly, the volume is not too high but that depends on the mp3 player.

Good sound and quality for price. Very portable and easy to use.

Great little unit with good sound for the size. I didn’t require a usb rechargable speaker as i won’t use it that often, so this fits the bill. Speaking of the bill – excellent value and very well made. Like any small device you won’t really get much base but sound is loud enough and very clear. Your mp3 device is acually held in position by the fixed jack plug shown in the picture, which swivels out to switch it on. So depending on where the socket is on your device, it could end up being supported upside side down (like my sasa clip),but this really dosn’t matter to me. Takes 3 ‘aaa’ batteries and works well on rechargables.

Great little small speaker for my phone (takes 3 x aaa batts) has a gold plated 3. 5 jack that swings out, sound is very good and clear, really happy with it.

A very neat and compact unit with no wires to get tangled. I use it with my philips gogear mp3 player. The sound quality is good but the volume isn’t as loud as i had expected. It’s fine for personal listening but it’s not exactly room-filling. It takes three aaa batteries, which last a long time.

This speaker was good, very sustainable, and the sound produced was great.

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  • Philips SBA1610/00 Portable Speaker
  • Low price – product as I had hoped, I’m happy

Use this with my htc phone and does go very loud for it size. I do recommend using dearer batteries (duracell) as you’ll get clearer sound for longer. If you’re looking for a decent portable speaker then i highly recommend buying this. Granted it doesn’t offer much in terms of bass, but if you place it on something soft when playing you do get a much richer sound from it.

Goes back to what i would call a well built traditional philips product. This is well designed and very well made. It is simplicity itself to operate with no buttons or fiddly controls. Most impressed and the sound although not too loud is acceptable and very good. Was expecting something less than this, so goes to show a good name can still make a good product these days and the price is a steal.

Fantastic service was provided.

I bought this product over a year ago and just noticed i haven’t reviewed this so i decided to the product is superb with a clear sound and i’m still using the same batteries i bought with the product this is totally worth the money.

Smart and handy as for quality of sound simply brilliant. Would recommend this item for anybody living or working on the go.

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  • Battery powered for portability
  • Neodymium speaker drivers deliver pure balanced sound
  • Compatible with any media
  • Class “D” Digital Amplifier for superb sound quality
  • 2W RMS total output power

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This is a very good product and if used with a mp3 player it really makes the music on the player a pleasure to enjoy and listern to. Value for money and 5 star service by the supplier.

I really like this speaker, im glad i got it. Its small and easy to carry around.

I was looking for speakers that take rechargeable batteries instead of the ones you have to put them on charge because i don’t like to have to wait for the speakers to be charged. The only thing that puts me down is the volume of the sound, it’s very low. I don’t really mind because i have a baby so i don’t need to listen to very loud music but i’m just letting other future buyers know about it. Apart from that it’s all good.

Philips always seem to produce good stuff. In the end, item performing as described; excellent frequency range (and not ‘tinny’), plus sufficient amplitude. Connection slightly dull – polished up by a cleaning wipe. As other reviewers reported, when connection mounting is swung out, the speaker is ‘on’, i. Consuming battery power even when the music source is switched off, or has finished. There is a little light, but not readily visible beneath the covering. What i later discovered some hours after the first play, and the speaker left ‘on’ appeared to be the sound of rushing water (feedback???) and when reconnected to the player, the sound had become very distorted. However, on examination, this proved to be entirely down to my own use of cheap batteries (3 x aaa – not supplied) , which had lost much of their voltage. So, avoid cheap & cheerful batteries and get into the habit of switching off after a ‘listen’. If there is a slight weakness in the design, it’s that if you’re not careful with plugging/unplugging sound source, the connection could be distorted or even twisted off.

I’m very happy with these speakers especially considering the low price. I’m happy with the sound quality, i use them for radio / breakfast tv when having a shower or brushing my teeth and they’re fine for that purpose. At first use i hadn’t realise that you switchen them on and off by turning the headphone jack part so i had accidentally left them on all them time so was a bit shocked to find batteries ran out after only 2-3 days. But now i know to turn them off after use and battery performance is fine.

Really good buy – cheap and works well.

Battery powered for portability

A great little speaker with relatively easy set up and easy to figure out. However, i wanted to play my music louder, hence buying the speaker. Unless you want to deafen yourself and your neighbours don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, when lot’s of people are over or if you’re outside then it is perfect, if however it is just to revise to then you should consider buying a different speaker.

Good little speaker and was delivered quickly. The speaker is made out of mental and the side are plastic but it’s still good quality.

Sound quality and volume are good for the size of the thing. For the price i can’t fault it.

Very well built, solid and sturdy with very good sound reproduction. This runs entirely on batteries, 3 aaa. There is no mains input and no switches of any kind. 5mm male plug that sits on a swivelling lever base that operates the power. This is the best i have come across since my disappointment at the cheaper philips version.

Was amazed at the sound quality for the price. Very easy to use and having bought many portable speakers in the past.

I purchased this recently and i think it is a good buy. It is an ideal speaker for a mp3 or smart phone and it is fully portable. The sound is great on this you can here it all around on one floor which is great when you are tidying up and want to listen to your music. It is small and compact a good little gadget if you want a speaker for your phone i would get this as i am pleased with this. Also it was delivered really quick as well.

Neodymium speaker drivers deliver pure balanced sound

Good solid little speaker with clear sound and reasonable bass for its size. I bought it to use with a pure personal dab radio instead of headphones but as the connector just hinges down there was no lead to act as an aerial. There was no reception and therefore not suitable for my purposes. Using headphone extension lead helped but was still not good enough. The speaker worked well enough with my mp3 player but the position of the swivel connector on the speaker meant the player was face down against the side of the speaker and the power button was covered so a little inconvenient. Would be best to check connectivity with your chosen player before you buy.

I bought this to take on holiday and to play music from my ipod at festivals and camping holidays. Good sound although not particularly loud, but hey.

This is the second speaker i have bought, had to buy one for my daughter. Great sound, batteries seem to last for ages.

An awkward switch on/off system. Required the purchase of a coupler.

Was expecting better quality and performance from a phillips product.

Not bad for the price, goes about as loud as my kindle fire goes on its own and not much louder than my mp3 player, but if buying for a phone its quite good.

Good sound, just loud enough too.

Compatible with any media

I bought this to connect to a mp3 player to play 1930’s music pretending to come from a very old radio for display in a nt house. It had to be good but not required to be loud. Simple to use and maintain but had to run for a long time on a set of batteries. It lived up to all the requirement’s and running for 10 days on a set of batteries. (volume set low to produce background music) very pleased. We are so impressed that i’ve bought a 3rd. Original still going strong (in use 5 days a week) but they will stop being available – so .

Purchased this product to listen to audiobooks, while i’m in the bath (although i find myself using it more often). For £13, the build and sound quality is amazing. Obviously the speaker have no base but this doesn’t bother me. I only have two slight issues;1) there’s no volume nob2) the output volume is a bit to low. I must have my ipod turned up to max volume, in order to listen to my audiobooks. This speaker wouldn’t be suitable for listening to music while doing something that involve background noise (i. Although i found that the same songs were louder on my iphone than on my ipod. But i still think that the volume should be set higher on the speakers.

Class “D” Digital Amplifier for superb sound quality

Philips BT3900W EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, One of the best Bluetooth speakers I have heard

Honestly can’t see the difficulty people mention about the charger. It’s great quality for this price. I use it everyday, charge it every now and then. What i particularly like is that it only sounds briefly when it switches on/off and when it connects/disconnects to a device. No speaking, only a short sound.

Battety life about 8h plus, sound guality is good,easy connectivity sound + and – is not so easy to use in darkness.

I have bought this item to use in a 15 year old car which can only play cds and had no auxiliary input or bluetooth to directly connect the phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as i though it might so it become a home accessory. Overall it can fill a small room without distortion (at reasonably civilised sound levels) but suffers from not being stereo and not being able to daisy chain with other phillips products so that one can expand to get stereo effects.

Key specs for Philips BT3900W EverPlay Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, Shockproof with USB Strap, Mic, Loud and Design – White:

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  • Strong wireless Bluetooth connection up to 30 m
  • Durable build – shockproof, dustproof and waterproof (IP57)
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • Included: BT3900W; USB cable for PC charging, quick starting guide

Comments from buyers

“it sounds a little better than I thought it would but it won’t blow
, Very good and portable for the price
, Better than most. Great features and sound. And it’s not boring black.

Lovely piece of kit, bit weak on bass but very good overall.

Amazing for the money, just some bassey songs distort at loud volumes.

It’s good fast bluetooth connection an good sound system.

Very light handy and portable.

I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes.

This unit is a great combination of features and sounds better than any other this size, (i am an audio engineer.

What a fantastic blurtooth speaker this is. This bluetooth speaker is shockproof, dustproof and waterproof. It has a battery indicator so you can see when it needs charging. It looks the business, but above all else the sound is luxurious. It works from a really good distance to. I have had a few bluetooth speakers, but boy this surpasses them all.

Great sound from a thin portable speaker. Add in the water proofing and you have a great little portable music box. Its not major loud but clean clear sound.

Bought this for my son’s birthday. Fantastic sound and he takes it everywhere with him. It’s great in the car too.

Quick one:its a decent speaker for the price, it sounds a little better than i thought it would but it won’t blow you away too much. It goes plenty loud when it needs to and the distortion isn’t too bad. However when turning it down, and this might just be with my phone, it goes from average level to very quiet in volume. I was using it in a small office [think 4 people max and wanted it quiet-ish but annoyingly it doesn’t have that sort of a level, its either too quiet or just a tad too loud. [edit: my phone is a sony xz]the recharge cable being a part of the strap is neat and unlike the other review on here i had no issues getting it out and putting it back in. All in all its a good product, perfect for what i want it for: outdoor and indoor speaker to just keep in my bag for whenever. ]

A fantastic sounding device with the sole caveat that simpler music sounds better. To my ears classical music is reproduced better than my seventies jazz rock stuff. Not unreasonably it’s a bit bass light but the bass it does reproduce is controlled, indicating the device is not attempting to do more than it can.

As usual for philips it looks a quality product but some of the design features will possibly drive you mad. Now i have overcome the problems below and just enjoy the sound it is forgiven the frustration. Prossound quality to me sounded as good as my similar b & o bluetooth speaker costing a lot more with identical features. Not black and glossy which i don’t like but a very comfortable matt rubber type finish. Carrying handle is also the charging cable which initiallly seemed a good idea but read on. Clearly labelled prominent buttons. Very easy bluetooth connectivity probably the easiest thing i have paired. 3 hour charge and a claimed 8 hours use on the box ( or 15 hrs on the paperwork inside)consthe combined carry strap and charging cable has to be a tight click fit but my cable was so tight that depressing the clips to release the cable was impossible. A number of people tried but it would not release. I eventually released it with pliers and a screwdriver but it is now scratched and damaged.

It’s a great product, works perfectly.

Philips B1 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5, looks really good and provides excellent surround sound when speakers are detached

When this system first arrived, the first thing i noticed was how heavy the package was. This is often a sign of good things to come with speakers. Opening the package and you find that almost all the weight is in the wireless sub-woofer. This is quite large but very slim, so can fit unobtrusively behind or under a sofa for example. The main box though i thought was very light weight. Setting up was not too difficult. Initially i could not get the sub and the main unit to pair, but after some searching online, i found that the sub-woofer has a tiny pairing button. Press that and the link light starts flashing, move it to within three feet of the main unit and they should pair. I have a new lg 4k smart tv and a virgin tv v6 box. I decided to leave the v6 box connected to the tv and to run an optical cable to the fidelio.

Fantastic sound quality and the detachable speakers are very handy in our odd shaped lounge.

Pound for pound you will struggle to find a better soundbar on the market. Awesome sound quality wireless surround sound that works faultlessly. I also have 2 b&w zeppelin air’s, which i have always liked the sound of, but i have sat down and just played a youtube video from ultra 2015 (axwell & ingrosso or martin garrix) separated the surround speakers, turned it right up, and sat there thinking wow.Yes when the surround speakers are detached the sound drops out for a second while it all connect wirelessly, but it is just a second. If you need any more proof the b5’s predecessor (htl9100) won soundbar of the year from whathifi.

Key specs for Philips B1 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5.1 Channel and Wireless Subwoofer Tiny But Mighty – Black:

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  • Powerful sound in a compact form; the microbeam technology delivers truly immersive sound
  • Slim wireless subwoofer for vertical & horizontal placement that ensures deep, powerful bass
  • 5.1 channel sound output with powerful 320W sound output
  • Bluetooth (aptX and AAC) for wireless music streaming
  • Included in the box: B1 Fidelio Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer, 2 x AAA Batteries, Power cord, Remote Control, Safety & Legal Leaflet, Trademarks Sheet, User Manual, World Wide Warranty leaflet

Comments from buyers

” had a lot of vouchers) and I was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the B5
, Looks good, just can’t use it
, 5.1 with no wires at last !

To connect everything was easy just sockets and wireless subwoofer connects automatically, the same with rear speakers. As you may know this film full of talking and some space action too. So dialogue was crispy clear and when rocket engines were powered up all room was shaken. 1 wired systems and i can tell you this one does the same job and what more voice much clearer than on those i had. Price does bites but ease of use and no wires worth it .

Fast delivery & uk plugs fitted. Lovely sound no matter what i play through it. ) adjustable treble is crisp & clear, bass nice & solid even room shaking if dvd requires i. Although only 4 to1 (no centre speaker) you would be hard pushed to notice. Big plus is the wireless detachable rear speakers. After initial room set up is carried out (main unit sends out test signal & adjusts to room acoustics) its unclip the speakers from main unit & place beside/behind you for great sound effects then reclip to main unit to recharge. Sub unit is slightly taller than other units but also quite slim so has small footprint. My tv sits in a corner & sub hides nicely behind. I have had a few 5 to 1 units over the years but this is the overall best all rounder i’ve had.

But it is missing instruction manual and usb adapter can you help.

‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.

A fantastic way to add some serious depth to tv sound and some convenient music – all in a very simple and easy to use way. . A great addition to the family room: the kids love the music (either via bluetooth or spotify on the tivo box). And we get to enjoy surround sound in the evenings without the hassle of wires, etc. Sound separation in the ‘simulated’ 5. 1 mode isn’t as good as a kef 5. 1 speakers and receiver setup i have in the lounge, but then this is a fraction of the cost and a lot more family friendly. Installation with my philips f8007 tv, popcornhour, tivo and philips bluray has been seamless and popping the speakers out to setup surround sound each evening couldn’t be easieredit: and i’ve now enabled the hdmi arc and i’m using the correct port on the soundbar, so my tv and soundbar have their volumes in sync (and the sound bar powers on in sync with the tv). The volume can all be controlled from any device that can control the tv sound (soundbar remote, tv remote, tivo remote, logitech one, mobile phone, etc). And it is always kept in sync.

Good looking design and sounds nice so no issue there. Great idea with the detachable speakers. If you do not mind several remote controls then there is no problem and i would recommend this soundbar. We do mind though and hence the rating. Our previous set up: samsung ue55es6800 tv, virgin tivio box and soundbar from a competitor. We control all this with one remote control. The virgin tivio box remote. Set up now: as per above but replaced the soundbar with philips’ b5.

Not sure if it’s a refurbished item as didn’t look like others i have seen unpacked on youtube. E stickers on the subwoofer and soundbar to show whats inside. Also came with two european plugs and not uk, so had to buy additional items. This needs to be in the spec as it was an item that was useless out of the box. Hopefully when i receive my new plugs that it’s name lives up. Reviews else where seem honest and transparent so fingers crossed.

Absolutely love this song quality is excellent especially when you disconnect the speakers at the end, this turns into a 5. 1 system it is like being at the cinema,, without doubt recommend this to anybody, who loves wood quality sound, even if you do not take the 2 and speaker off , the wound quality, is better than any say bar i have heard , i purchased my phone black friday and it was an absolute bargain.

Can sound a bit over bright when not detached and in movie mode but once detached its absolutely magical. Not quite as good as a full 5. 1 but it don’t have the time or energy for the wire running any more.

Crystal clear sound and a brilliant idea that you can detach the speakers to convert to full surround sound without any messy wires. Ok, the rechargeable batteries in the blue tooth speakers only realistically last for one movie but that’s great for us.

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose. I personally couldn’t get the hdmi arc working and am not sure if that is user error on my part, or flawed kit. So, in summary, if you’ve got a simpleish set-up and your primary connection is going to be optical cable then this does a very good job of home cinema sound. It is still worth messing with the height settings to optimise it for your room (very simple to do), but the effect is pleasing. However, if you’re a gadget freak and may want to use it for many devices i do wonder if the connectivity is too limited in that scenario. I’ll update the review if we discover any further issues down the line.

I waited a few months for the fidelio b5 to become available on amazon (i had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5 in a friends house. He has a bose system himself so this was some recommendation. I found it very easy to set up and the sound quality is crisp with clear notes across the range: superb even at very high volume. The sound bar is also stylish and the rear speakers easy to disconnect and reconnect. The full range of connection possibilities means i can use my old low tech turntable as well as blue tooth from my smartphone. An excellent all round product although more expensive than some lesser competitors.

This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.

Lets get the negative points out of the way first, and please note these are not related to performance of this equipment in any way. I don’t know who decided to locate the hdmi in and hdmi arc sockets in an angled recess, but it was a poor decision. Trying to plug in a heavy duty hdmi cable was not an easy task, although standard thinner hdmi leads were not too difficult. Why not just have the sockets flush to the back panel, which means cables are easier to fit, and don’t have to bend, something which is more likely to cause internal damage, and possibly eventual cable failure. The usb socket should have been located on top of the unit, not at the back where you need to move the soundbar each time you want to plug in a usb device. There is an angled usb adaptor included in the box, and if this had pointed upwards when fitted it would have made things a lot easier. However, for some reason it points down, and if the soundbar is stood on the floor, it makes it totally useless. Maybe i’m missing something, but the quick start guide offers no explanation at all.

The concept is very good indeed, but i have had a lot of problems with mine. The volume does not want to remain stable and jumps all over the place?. The hdmi arc input wont accept a digital signal from my tv(panasonic plasma) via my sky box, so i’am forced to use the optical connection for dolby/dts. When i change tv channels it switches back to arc hdmi so the sound goes back to pcm or goes dead?(only sometimes?) philips have a download firmware fix on their website which did fix the volume for about 2 days but now the problem is back?.The fact that they have a firmware(bug fix) on a new product does not bode well. Also when you fast forword any programme there is a very annoying lag before the sound kicks in again, meaning you miss any dialogue at the start of the programme. The remote control looks nice, but is a little plasticky for a product in this price bracket, plus at times is very slow to respond(but again only at times?)i phoned philips and was told that if the firmware upgrade did not work then i should return it to amazon(thanks). Also be aware that it ships with euro two pin mains plugs(figure 8 ends) x2, really annoying if you don’t have spares to hand and no other leads at all(hdmi,optical etc) the voice button to enhance dialogue works at times, but sometimes requires the volume at max to work. On a positive note when it works its not bad at all, playing a blue ray through hdmi one with the speakers detached and calibrated it did a reasonable job for a product of this type, much better than other soundbars i’ve heard and at least you have actual speakers behind you. I shouldpoint out that i have downsized from £5,000.

Excellent sound whether playing movies or playing music via bluetooth. The side speakers also act as either surround sound or standalone blue tooth speakers.

So glad i made the purchase.

100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.

Very good sound system, always can’t wait to turn it back on again. Sounds fantastic with movies, i’ve tried it many times with my favourite film ( transformers 2) & sounds great. The subwoofer is quite heavy on the bass too, i’ve left it at +1 & it goes up to +6 for how high you want the bass to go up to. Love playing music from it also using the speakers around the house. Can use one of each speaker with bluetooth or use the whole soundbar & spread the speakers around everywhere. Only downside is how much the price is without a sale.

A few little annoyances: the charging lights on the remote speakers seem to be a bit random on occasion, it would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it were a setting), and very occasionally there’s a distortion glitch that’s fixed by turning them off/on again. That being said, i love these things; replaced all my other speakers, taking up less space, easier to manage, and great quality sound (i’m no audiophile though).

Philips Fidelio AD7000W SoundAvia Wireless Speaker : Good Sound

Great price toowhen i opened the box and discovered a cd, i thought that i’d need a laptop or desktop to attach the speaker to my wireless network, but no. Instructions show you how to set up the speaker up with your ipod/iphone/ipad :)easy set-up and amazing sound quality.Having an airplay speaker is ideal if you want to listen to bbc radio in excellent quality using the bbc radio/iplayer ios app. There are also plenty of apps available from the app store that let you browse networked file systems and play mp3s through your airplay speaker using your ipad/iphone. No faff and no need for an airport express to make your speaker wireless. The only downside is that airplay is an apple technology and if you have an android phone or tablet, then you may have to hunt for a good android app that lets you play your music through your airplay speaker. Like minidisc, i may be replacing this speaker several years time, but at the price £100 it’s a great buy right now.

Decent sound, fairly simple to set up and use. It looks pretty good for a black slab, especially compared with some of its competition which often have bright flashing lights and novelty gewgaws. Airplay is occasionally glitchy, even though the wifi signal is good (in the same room as the router and the computer). We find it works better from a mac than an iphone or ipad.

Pretty impressed with the speaker similar sound quality to a friend’s bose airplay speaker. I also downloaded the philips soundstudio app which provides a graphic equaliser to adjust the sound if you prefer something different to the standard settings. I must admit i had some reservations given the dropout problems experienced by other reviewers, and whilst i also had them intermittently i narrowed the problem down to my ipad. With a bit of research i discovered this seemed to be a general airplay problem with ipads on the latest version of os. If i played music from itunes on my pc there were no problems. I noticed the wireless signal strength on the ipad regularly fluctuated so i purchased a cheap tplink wireless extender which seems to have resolved the problem. I’m now playing most of my music through the speaker and wondering what i’m going to use my hifi for.

I was led to believe that all airplay speakers had extortionate price tags by the apple store but this wireless speaker proves that theory wrongit plays music at great quality and is extremely simple to setup. Once on your network, you’ll never want to turn this off.

  • Good, if not outstanding. A little expensive
  • but it’s also proved in the month I have had it to be the equal of the Sonos 3 for sound quality and has been super reliable, no
  • May have made my HiFi Redundant

Philips Fidelio AD7000W SoundAvia Wireless Speaker with AirPlay

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  • 10 W RMS total output power
  • Stream music with AirPlay wireless technology
  • Play and charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad simultaneously
  • AUX-in for easy connection to almost any electronic device
  • Discover, share music and more features via free Fidelio app

Good quality as expected from philips.

I bought 2 of these, 1 for the bedroom, 1 for the kitchen, and they work great together with my apple tv in the living room. I can now stream to all rooms at once and they sound great. Unbelievable value for the money and they look great, and the sound is excellent, well done philips.

Having read all the reviews i decided to buy two of these speakers. They are extremely easy to set up and the sound quality is good. Only con is that the speaker furthest from our hub occasionally loses connection, but always reconnects within a second. The dock studio app isn’t brilliant but it does the job.

I have a sonos 5 and sonos 3 but needed an airplay speaker. This is a bargain price for an airplay speaker,but it’s also proved in the month i have had it to be the equal of the sonos 3 for sound quality and has been super reliable,not one drop out or difficulty in connecting to it. Setting it up is very easy,plug it in and press the appropriate button for 5 seconds,sit back and wait for your ipad etc to see it appear in your list of available networks,tap on to connect and open safari and type in 168. 1,this sends you to the setup page and from there you simply follow the online prompts. The looks and build quality are excellent and the fact it’s slightly angled upwards,like its leaning back slightly helps infuse the room with music very efficiently. There is an app that can be downloaded called soundstudio,this gives you the ability to do things like change sound settings and add radio stations. Two minor complaints are its only wireless,no ethernet and that as its on 2. 4ghz when my ipad is on the 5ghz it can’t immediately see the airplay speaker. This is solved by flipping wireless off and on again.

I have two young boys who are just finding their taste in music. This is a great way to enable them to play any type of music in our house easily and quickly. We don’t watch much television at all so music is important to all the family. It was just easier to listen to the radio but now i have access to my whole music library at the touch of a button.Now i am thinking of massively updating my music collection as now it will get played. It does also play the radio from the bbc app but not the iplayer. I only give it 4 stars as it does tend to drop out when i have my microwave going but i think that would be a home network issue rather than to do with this product. If you are family with young children this is a great way to let them discover their musical tastes.

Quick delivery, with a very easy set up. The sound quality was good given the price. For a mid range product, i’m impressed.

Now, i know there are other airplay speakers out there and some people recommend bluetooth over airplay, but these speakers are just great value for money. I bought 3 of these for a friend and installed them for him. He was so satisfied that he asked me to buy 3 more to give to his sisters. They are all very happy with them and use them everyday. From the 6, one didn’t pair with any idevice for some reason, but i sent it back and amazon was very prompt to give me a refund. Always remember to keep the wrapping and box as it came at least for 30 days in case you would like a refund, it makes things easier and amazon can resell the product if you didn’t like it. If you are thinking about buying one, go ahead and pull the trigger, you won’t regret it.

Great little product, works exactly as expected, easy to setup and very good sound, build quality is good and the product looks great. I bought for £99, i think this is a good price, probably wouldnt be prepared to pay much more for it. But for that price it is great, easily large enough for providing sound for a large open plan living room/kitchen.

This is a super addition to my ipad and iphone, super easy to set up, great sound (i keep getting told to turn it down) and really slick to look at. It is superbly made and as a bonus i realised it also links to the wireless of my laptop.

Really nice speaker, use it over airplay and it works fine from an old imac running leopard or iphone on ios 9. 4, macbookpro running elcap. Just need to get the latest firmware from philips email them at: webcare.

It has a great sound and for the price it’s great. It has a couple of limitations which one needs to be aware of. It can only seem to remember one wifi network, so if you have multiple wireless ssids, it is more awkward moving the device. I didn’t find getting the unit to join the wifi network difficult, though perhaps a bit time consuming. Although it will charge newer ios devices with the lightning connector, it seems to be only the older ios devices that will ‘dock’. The app is pretty useless with newer ios devices. If you need more flexibility you may want to consider one of the much more expensive speakers; but if it isn’t going to be moved much it is very good value for money.

Bought this for out conservatory. Sound quality is excellent, but then i’m not much of audiophile. The sound is much better than our roberts dab radio though. Had a couple of problems with the sound cutting out, but this is more to do with our wi-fi not staying connected to our iphones than with the speakers. Never had any problems connecting via airplay though.

It’s a nice thing and i paid a good price, however it disconnects frequently.

Just got these speakers and very impressed by sound for the price. Easy to set up with airplay and spotify and just what i wanted in my kitchen. Also amazon delivered within 2 days, what more can you ask for?.

Excellent wireless speaker, really pleased. I would recommend this very highlyif the speaker does not sync first time it will second so don’t worry.

Good quality but due to connection via wifi. It can be a little bit temperamentalwould recommend/preferred a bluetooth speaker for reliability.

Managed to get this speaker for my mum for £55 delivered as an amazon warehouse deal. I have a klipsch g-17 and this speaker is almost on a par sound wise. Anyone who finds the setup challenging should be disregarded as a technomoron that has no business buying such a device, let alone berating it. Set up took 4 minutes, followed the short set-up guide, and found the network immediately. Great sound on a wide range of music. Fills her kitchen nicelywell done phillips :-).

Excellent sound quality but wifi connection not stable/reliable.

Philips BM6B/00 Izzy Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker Multiroom : Whats not to love

Had my two izzy speakers for almost 6 months now. There a great buy as an alternative to sonos. I bought them near to release back in december and got a deal on them, to get a second one half price, before using them for a new years party. The sound filled out my home really well. The quality is fantastic (i use them with apple music, music quality is hd, so couldn’t comment on how they would sound playing music from youtube etc. Haven’t yet had a problem with them, having used them 3/4 times a week. The bluetooth connection has occasionally dropped out, but simply switching them on and off, i have found fixes the issue. Other than that, i can’t really fault them. Only four star, as having used sonos in the past, there not as great, but non the less, a good alternative.

The philips izzy multiroom speaker is philips’ foray into a world so far dominated by the likes of sonos. I was sent a pair of these in black to review, and i do so as an owner of a sonos play1,pure jongo and a panasonic allplay. First impressions are that these are very much a premium product. Attractively packaged, opening the box reveals the speaker, power cable and some instructions. The speaker itself is quite squat while the sides hide away two speakers. All the controls are topside, with a large volume dial dominating the top. There’s also an aux port but this can’t be used for multiroom. The philips izzy speaker is very straightforward to setup. Once powered on it took seconds to pair my phone using bluetooth and i was away playing music. As mentioned i was sent two to look at the multi-room experience.

Philips BM6B/00 Izzy Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker Multiroom (Outdoor Splash-Proof, Rechargeable, Izzylink) – Black

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  • Group up to five Izzy with Izzy link for multiroom enjoyment with one tap, no router, no password, no apps
  • Change the master speaker in the group with just one tap
  • Splash-proof design ideal for outdoor use (IPX4)
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery for playback anywhere
  • Included in the box: Philips BM6 wireless speaker, AC/DC adapter, world wide warranty leaflet, quick install guide

I was sent two black speakers to try and to review, so here goes. They are really easy to set up and the sound isn’t bad at all (after all they are just one speaker). My husband is a big classical music fan and the tone of the music was really quite impressive. I on the other hand love loud rock music and i have to say i was suitably impressed with the sound, ok it wasn’t as if i was at a black stone cherry gig but not far off. They are quite attractive to look at and small enough to be discreet. Overall i was really pleased with them, it’s easy enough to connect the two together, i’m not very practical when it comes to things like this but even i was able to do it.

Note: this review is for 2 (two) units sent to me for review through the amazon vine club. This is really ‘izzy’ to set up. I set up the one of the 2 as a master speaker and the second as a slave. I powered the first speaker and seconds later, it’s bluetooth button started flashing. I started playing music on a sony xperia z2, turned bluetooth on and searched for the speaker. I tapped on philips bm5 6d4 and was connected within a few seconds. I then turned on the second speaker i then held down the group button of the master speaker. It flashed green and beeped. I held the ‘group’ button down on the slave speaker and it also flashed and emitted some beeps. A few seconds later both speakers were playing the same song from my phone.

Yes i am very pleased with this product, it takes one button to turn it on , it picks up your bluetooth in about ten seconds, then press the play button. Then hey presto it’s playing your music from your phone. It’s good quality sound what you can adjust on the speaker. The only thing that’s missing is the skipping songs, there’s no way of doing it through the speakers. But you just use your phone to change it, so that’s the only criticism.

I was kindly sent a pair of these (in black) to try and must say i was extremely impressed from the off. The speakers are neat and small (ish) and look good. Being able to choose black or white is a bonus i feel as that way you can make sure they fit in with your decor. They came well packaged and protected – (these days i feel this is very important as things tend to be damaged too easily. )in use, they are extremely simple to set up and having the two means they can be grouped together – indeed you can group up to five speakers making them ideal for perfect surround sound. Through the two i connected (via bluetooth) the sound was lovely. Not loud or bassy, but just lovely for my music. I prefer classical and vaughan-williams’ ‘the lark ascending’ sounded really good – i can imagine that through 3/4/5 speakers it would sound even better, however, don;t get me wrong, the sound from two speakers is excellent – even from one the sound is crisp and clean and a joy to hear. For me this is the best thing about these speakers, the crispness and cleanliness of sound, meaning i can hear the whole orchestra at its best, from the highest piccolo to the deepest bass. These are bluetooth speakers that, to my mind are meant for listening to the more gentle music and not loud bassy rock music.

I got this for my birthday and it’s excellent. Really easy to use, sounds great, doesn’t take up much space and i can use it anywhere. Haven’t tried to add speakers yet so can’t comment on that but overall, really pleased with this.

Love these, bought the two on offer. These connect seamlessly with all our devices in the house (laptop, iphone, htc, kindles etc. )so long as your item has bluetooth this receiver will probably connect to it. Can be paired easily enough, but with more than one person wishing to connect to the central one in the kitchen i didn’t bother keeping it paired.

I was very wary buying this as all the reviews were vine reviews, meaning the reviewers were getting them free. Of course this shouldn’t affect their review, but a part of me was still apprehensive. However, with amazon’s offer of 2 for £150 and my need for 2 relatively simple multi room speakers, this looked like the best option against other multi room speakers coming in at almost double the price for twonow don’t get me wrong, they do not sound quite as good as either the bose sound touch 10 or the sonos play 1 which they will inevitably be compared to – however they come surprisingly close. It may take a bit of messing with the eq settings on your playback device, but the sound you can get is brilliant. They fill a room with sound pretty easily and in smaller houses they’ll do for the whole floor. Put two together in the same room and you have yourself a party. Audiophiles may opt for something of a higher calibre, but for this price range, there is nothing better in the multi room speaker department. The speakers look fantastic and seem to be well made, although cannot comment on longevity yet. Very easy to setup, and simple to operate. Unlike other multi room devices, there is no specific app needed so you don’t constantly need your phone, and playback is not limited to only what the app allows.

Just bought this and feel like ordering another one. I was worried about the sound quality but its great with the right amount of bass. Would reccomend as a alternative to the leading multiroom speakers company.

Easy to set up with good quality crisp sound.

I completely understand what philips have tried to do with this multi-room speaker, but i wonder if there are just too many compromises for some. The principle is simplicity. Although the speakers are wifi enabled, that is completely invisible to the user. They set up their own point to point 2. 11n network in addition to any other network you may have in your house. Doing this means that the user is not required to provide the password for their existing wifi network, and philips doesn’t need to provide any form of interface to the speakers to allow the user to input the password. Simplicity gained at the expense of an extra wifi signal fighting for spectrum in your house. Another consequence of the invisibility of the wifi network is that bluetooth is the only way to stream music to the speakers. They cannot natively access the internet for spotify or deezer or even firmware updates. There is a usb port on the back of the speakers for the latter. This obviously makes the software running on the speakers much more simple and cheap. No need to update it for each new music service or feature. I agree with this approach as my experience is that speaker manufacturers are not good at software and rarely update it anyway. Leave the software to run on some other better supported device (phone, tablet, pc) and let the speakers focus on reproduction.

Just what i wanted music throughout the house.

I received these speakers today in black. They are really neat looking speakers and take up a lot less space than my previous / current ones do. They were really easy to set up and i managed to turn them on, and link them together without even opening the instruction book. I connected them to my apple gadgets with astounding ease and within 2 minutes of opening the box had listened to a favourite track and was live streaming my favourite radio station onto them. I have an open plan kitchen / lounge, so i have put one speaker in the kitchen and one in the lounge and they work perfectly. I am absolutely thrilled with how easy it is to play my music on them – no fussing around with apps was the key bonus here – i can not be bothered adding music to an app to them live stream on an audio device (i have a speaker that does that and i do not like to use it because frankly i find it a faff). I subscribe to apple music and the speakers work seamlessly with apple music. Initially i was disappointed with the audio quality, but then i realised that i had my eq settings on my iphone set to easy listening when i was actually listening to rock, so i quickly selected the right eq and the sound was fine, plenty of volume and enough bass. The speakers look good, have nice lights, work really well and take up hardly any room. I am very pleased and will consider getting 1 more speaker to put in my bedroom, but to be honest i can hear the volume from the kitchen well enough to probably not need another one. My previous two wireless speakers and now relegated to the study to be used as spares because i have found these philips izzy ones so easy to use and they sound absolutely fine.

I love the styling of the speaker and that it comes with wall brackets to hang up. It is well built, sturdy and really easy to set up. The sound quality is good in relation to the price that you are paying and i like the pre-set sounds settings that you can choose. The cd, radio and usb are good extra function but i mainly use it with my phone via bluetooth and i have had no connection problems at all. The connection to the bluetooth device can be lost if you move about 2 rooms away. The izzy link is brilliant i have two bm5b speaks which i can link it up to with a press off a button it couldn’t be any easier to group and ungroup the speakers.

Connection and use could not be easier, sound reproduction is first class and the volume achievable without distortion more than satisfactory. I’ve not purchased a second or third unit as the volume and clarity is such that this one is perfectly capable of filling the ground floor with music, so i’m unable to comment on the benefits of linking several units. That said, everything about the one unit is so good that i’d not hesitate to buy a second or third, with every faith that performance would be equally splendid.

These speakers are black, squat and compact. They don’t take up much space physically, but they fill the room musically. The sound is a good mix of bass and treble, though you are unable to change this via the speakers if you’re not happy with the balance. It is simplicity itself to connect the speaker to my phone or ipad via bluetooth. This is something i’ve struggled with in the past, but this speaker has renewed my faith in bluetooth. It’s also straightforward to get the second speaker working in tandem. The multi-room experience is great. I love being able to have my sounds playing simultaneously in different rooms. The volume switch is great, situated in the centre on the top of the speaker. It’s illuminated by an attractive-looking light.

Works superbly, connects to all our devices without issue, great sound quality. Will buy further units to link for multiroom use.

I’ve had endless problems with a more expensive multi room speaker system over wifi — constant glitching etc. These are brilliant — i’ve got two –doesn’t glitch at all over the bluetooth. However i started with one of these and the little bm5, and the bm5 i returned because the sound wasn’t good at all. But these bigger systems are great.

Whats not to love, excellent quality, sound is nice unless pushed too far and compression kicks in. Hey, when you get one free everytime you purchase one, i’ve now got 4. If you expect absolute top quality for £99 then you’ll be disappointed but come on, it is what it is and no restrictions on what can be played though it unlike the superior sounding sonos and bose offerings.

Love that you can have the radio as well as music.

Philips EverPlay BT7900B Waterproof Shockproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – it sounds a little better than I thought it would but it won’t blow

Great sound from a thin portable speaker. Add in the water proofing and you have a great little portable music box. Its not major loud but clean clear sound.

Bought this for my son’s birthday. Fantastic sound and he takes it everywhere with him. It’s great in the car too.

Lovely piece of kit, bit weak on bass but very good overall.

I especially like how it vibrates when the beat goes.

I have bought this item to use in a 15 year old car which can only play cds and had no auxiliary input or bluetooth to directly connect the phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as i though it might so it become a home accessory. Overall it can fill a small room without distortion (at reasonably civilised sound levels) but suffers from not being stereo and not being able to daisy chain with other phillips products so that one can expand to get stereo effects.

This unit is a great combination of features and sounds better than any other this size, (i am an audio engineer.

  • it sounds a little better than I thought it would but it won’t blow
  • Very good and portable for the price
  • Better than most. Great features and sound. And it’s not boring black.

Amazing for the money, just some bassey songs distort at loud volumes.

What a fantastic blurtooth speaker this is. This bluetooth speaker is shockproof, dustproof and waterproof. It has a battery indicator so you can see when it needs charging. It looks the business, but above all else the sound is luxurious. It works from a really good distance to. I have had a few bluetooth speakers, but boy this surpasses them all.

It’s good fast bluetooth connection an good sound system.

Quick one:its a decent speaker for the price, it sounds a little better than i thought it would but it won’t blow you away too much. It goes plenty loud when it needs to and the distortion isn’t too bad. However when turning it down, and this might just be with my phone, it goes from average level to very quiet in volume. I was using it in a small office [think 4 people max and wanted it quiet-ish but annoyingly it doesn’t have that sort of a level, its either too quiet or just a tad too loud. [edit: my phone is a sony xz]the recharge cable being a part of the strap is neat and unlike the other review on here i had no issues getting it out and putting it back in. All in all its a good product, perfect for what i want it for: outdoor and indoor speaker to just keep in my bag for whenever. ]

It’s a great product, works perfectly.

Features of Philips EverPlay BT7900B Waterproof Shockproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with USB Strap, Mic, Loud and Design – Black

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  • Strong wireless Bluetooth connection up to 30m
  • Durable build – shockproof, dustproof and waterproof (IP57)
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • In the box BT7900B : USB cable for PC charging, Quick starting Guide

From the manufacturer

Music never stops

Take this EverPlay Bluetooth Speaker everywhere you go wether it’s in your kitchen, to a party or to the gym.

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Sum Up:

  • 10hr playtime / 100hr Standby
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
  • 3.5mm Line in
  • Product dimensions (WxDxH): 20,1 x 7,1 x 7,2 cm
  • Weight: 530gr

Philips EverPlay BT7900

14W, 10 Hours Playtime, Waterproof & Shockproof

My music never stops. Everplay wireless portable speaker keeps playing all the time without interruption thanks to the strong Bluetooth connection and intuitive charging options. Its custom fabric makes it beautiful as well as super durable

  • Durable build – shockproof, dustproof and waterproof (IP57)
  • USB cable doubles as a strap
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls
  • Battery indicator to easily view power level
  • Compatible with Android Smartphones and Tablets, iPhones, iPads, iPods…

Wireless music streaming

Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that is both robust and energy-efficient. The technology allows easy wireless connection to iPod/iPhone/iPad or other Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones, tablets or even laptops. So you can enjoy your favourite music, sound from video or game wireless on this speaker easily.

30m Bluetooth range

Move freely around with your smart phone, without worrying about dropping your music. EverPlay speaker offers an incredibly stable and long-range Bluetooth connection up to 30 metres or 100 feet, three times faster than industry standards. The speakers are equipped with a sensitivity antenna and radio frequency filter to minimise background interference.

Digital Sound Processing

Advanced sound processing technology enhances the reproduction of your music so that each note resonates with crystal-clear accuracy, Digital Sound Processing technology optimises the performance of compact speakers, delivering sound that is clear, detailed and powerful without any distortion.

100-hr standby time

EverPlay’s intelligent standby mode gives you an incredible 100 hours of standby time and the speaker can be woken from power-off mode simply by your smart device.

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Very light handy and portable.

As usual for philips it looks a quality product but some of the design features will possibly drive you mad. Now i have overcome the problems below and just enjoy the sound it is forgiven the frustration. Prossound quality to me sounded as good as my similar b & o bluetooth speaker costing a lot more with identical features. Not black and glossy which i don’t like but a very comfortable matt rubber type finish. Carrying handle is also the charging cable which initiallly seemed a good idea but read on. Clearly labelled prominent buttons. Very easy bluetooth connectivity probably the easiest thing i have paired. 3 hour charge and a claimed 8 hours use on the box ( or 15 hrs on the paperwork inside)consthe combined carry strap and charging cable has to be a tight click fit but my cable was so tight that depressing the clips to release the cable was impossible. A number of people tried but it would not release. I eventually released it with pliers and a screwdriver but it is now scratched and damaged.

A fantastic sounding device with the sole caveat that simpler music sounds better. To my ears classical music is reproduced better than my seventies jazz rock stuff. Not unreasonably it’s a bit bass light but the bass it does reproduce is controlled, indicating the device is not attempting to do more than it can.

Battety life about 8h plus, sound guality is good,easy connectivity sound + and – is not so easy to use in darkness.

Strong wireless Bluetooth connection up to 30m

Durable build –

Battery indicator to easily view power level

Battery indicator to easily view power level

Philips BT110A PixelPop Portable Speaker : The sound quality is very good and it paired easily with my phone

I gave this 2 stars initially because it was cutting off at quite a short distance. Turns out it was my phone causing the problem (samsung galaxy core prime). I now have a sony xperia l1 and there are no issues. Great sound off this little thing. Hadn’t read a review on how it performs with underground hip hop, but i can say it’s definitely up for it. The bass is quite high but the treble remains clear. Not a fan of the bass being up too high so i turn the bass down a bit most of the time. Was listening to the wu tang forever album today and the speaker handled it well and goes to near full volume with little distortion. Glad i bought the multi year warranty coz it’s going to the pounded.

Amazing sound on such a small speaker.

Small enough to carry around and loud enough for a gathering. The sound is nice and there is good bass. Started using it straight away and mic function is good for taking calls. Nice build with rubber surround. For the size and price it is a good speaker and i am happy with my purchase. If you need to fill a room with crisp sound and heavy bass then this may not fit the requirement but then you will probably have to pay a lot more money too.

Great sound, solid bass from a neat, splash-proof, rubberized unit.

Battery lasts quite a while and compact to put away.

This is a great little blue tooth speaker which easily connects in seconds to any bluetooth phone or deviceit’s small around the size of two bank cards side by side & around an inch thick. It packs a punch & gives good sound quality, a quick charge with a usb cable gives wireless playing for several hours. It’s rubberised all over & its water proof, it has a removable wrist strap so can be carried or hung upit’s ideal to chuck in a suitcase or travel bag & take away because it’s so light.

This small device packs a portable punch. It’s incredibly easy to pair with your smartphone (i use an android device) and using spotify, i can stream to it as an available device within minutes of getting it out of the box. It is well-constructed in its water resistant housing, and i’ve used this in the shower without a problem. The sound quality is good for the price, and i’m very pleased with this as a basic portable device for the house, and would be great to use out and about on picnics etc also.

This is small in size but big in sound. The design is also really nice.

This bt110b speaker is smaller than i expected, about 10 x 8cm. 5cm thick, with a black rubber surface. It’s small and light enough to carry around and feels sturdy and solid. There is a slot in the corner for a hanging/carrying loop (included). It is splash-proof so can be used in the bathroom etc. It took me a while to find the controls – there is an on switch and a bluetooth switch on the top of the speaker, labelled black on black and quite difficult to see unless you’re looking for them. A small light on the front of the speaker shows you if it is on, charging, looking for a bluetooth signal etc. There is a covered socket on the side for charging – the lead to connect to a usb socket is included (use the same socket you use for a phone) – and also an audio-in socket if you don’t want to use bluetooth (audio lead is not included but you can buy one very cheaply). The speaker paired immediately with my laptop without any problems or dropping out.

Great gadget for home or outdoors.

Incredible sound for such a tiny speaker.

Omg i should have got this ages ago.

Good little speaker for the price, sound quality was better than i expected and the battery life is good. Had no problem connecting my device. All in all i recomend this if you are looking for a cheap portable speaker.

The battery life is really good.

Good value for money does what it says on the tin.

Clear precise and you can take it anywhere.

Tidy little device with great sound. Set up is a dawdle for anyone who has set up bluetooth before, would definitely recommend it. After a few months of use the micro-usb socket worked loose and it failed to charge. Tried to get philips to replace under warranty, which they agreed to do but only if the warranty was raised via amazon. Since such a facility doesn’t carry through beyond the statutory number of days there is no means to do this so i am stuck with a device which has a years warranty but no means by which to benefit from it.

The necessary buttons are on the top and are well disguised, to provide a sleek finish. The sound quality is very good and it paired easily with my phone. Thee are no volume controls, so this needs to be done through your device.

Excellent little thing won’t make the day turned up full but turn it down a bit and gets through.

This is a brilliant little box. My son loves it to play music from his iphone.

Philips BM50B izzy Multiroom Flat Music System : 10 out of 10

Just bought this and feel like ordering another one. I was worried about the sound quality but its great with the right amount of bass. Would reccomend as a alternative to the leading multiroom speakers company.

Had my two izzy speakers for almost 6 months now. There a great buy as an alternative to sonos. I bought them near to release back in december and got a deal on them, to get a second one half price, before using them for a new years party. The sound filled out my home really well. The quality is fantastic (i use them with apple music, music quality is hd, so couldn’t comment on how they would sound playing music from youtube etc. Haven’t yet had a problem with them, having used them 3/4 times a week. The bluetooth connection has occasionally dropped out, but simply switching them on and off, i have found fixes the issue. Other than that, i can’t really fault them. Only four star, as having used sonos in the past, there not as great, but non the less, a good alternative.

Connection and use could not be easier, sound reproduction is first class and the volume achievable without distortion more than satisfactory. I’ve not purchased a second or third unit as the volume and clarity is such that this one is perfectly capable of filling the ground floor with music, so i’m unable to comment on the benefits of linking several units. That said, everything about the one unit is so good that i’d not hesitate to buy a second or third, with every faith that performance would be equally splendid.

Pros:- really easy to set up. Almost just ‘plug and play’ to get your device playing on them. You just plug it in, turn it on and connect up via bluetooth – and you’re good to go. It’s just a matter of following the directions and clicking a couple buttons. – the paired speakers are beautifully in synch. And once you turn off one they all turn off. – easy to unpair should you just wish to utilise one on its own. – they don’t allow anyone to hijack the connection – once a device is connected others cannot connect until the connected device is disconnected. No worries that a guest or neighbour will start streaming something you don’t want at your partycons:- some sound distortion at higher volumes, fine for background music at your house party, probably not great for your rave.

Three star due to it takes time to join bluetooth.

These are nice little everyday speakers which produce a good, rich sound. Not too heavy on the bass and crisp enough on the treble that it won’t annoy me. They are neat and tidy with a matte black cloth all round the edge making then very unobtustive. It reminds me a little of a single pip lego block in black and dark grey from the edge, but that’s not a criticism. As a single unit setup is as simple as plugging it in and hitting the bluetooth button to pair it with your bluetooth enabled device. It paired with my pc (win 10) without any issues at all. There is a noticeable lag between videos on the screen and the music from the speaker, but for listening to anything i want from the computer, mobile or laptop this is really nice. Then, with the edition of the second unit that i was sent so that i could review the multiroom experience, these little beauties come alive. I had set the master up, by switching it on and pairing it. The second unit went into the kitchen.

Love these, bought the two on offer. These connect seamlessly with all our devices in the house (laptop, iphone, htc, kindles etc. )so long as your item has bluetooth this receiver will probably connect to it. Can be paired easily enough, but with more than one person wishing to connect to the central one in the kitchen i didn’t bother keeping it paired.

I received these speakers today in black. They are really neat looking speakers and take up a lot less space than my previous / current ones do. They were really easy to set up and i managed to turn them on, and link them together without even opening the instruction book. I connected them to my apple gadgets with astounding ease and within 2 minutes of opening the box had listened to a favourite track and was live streaming my favourite radio station onto them. I have an open plan kitchen / lounge, so i have put one speaker in the kitchen and one in the lounge and they work perfectly. I am absolutely thrilled with how easy it is to play my music on them – no fussing around with apps was the key bonus here – i can not be bothered adding music to an app to them live stream on an audio device (i have a speaker that does that and i do not like to use it because frankly i find it a faff). I subscribe to apple music and the speakers work seamlessly with apple music. Initially i was disappointed with the audio quality, but then i realised that i had my eq settings on my iphone set to easy listening when i was actually listening to rock, so i quickly selected the right eq and the sound was fine, plenty of volume and enough bass. The speakers look good, have nice lights, work really well and take up hardly any room. I am very pleased and will consider getting 1 more speaker to put in my bedroom, but to be honest i can hear the volume from the kitchen well enough to probably not need another one. My previous two wireless speakers and now relegated to the study to be used as spares because i have found these philips izzy ones so easy to use and they sound absolutely fine.

Love that you can have the radio as well as music.

Works superbly, connects to all our devices without issue, great sound quality. Will buy further units to link for multiroom use.

It may be because our last sound system was a 30x30x45cm brick but this – on 20 minutes testing – is a massive improvement. Ability to play via bluetooth excellent (though i am now going to be subjected to my daughter’s music.

It’s a good size and the music quality comes out well. I haven’t bought a second one yet, wanting to test it out, but will definitely get more.

Excellent sound, easy to set up and use. As no need to reg media streaming apps etc. Great bluetooth coverage and connect to other izzy speakers hassle free. Really fills the room with sound and loud too :).

We have been looking for this type of stereo system for years. . Absolutely brilliant & so easy to use.

Received this item through the courtesy of vine. Haven’t had any time to evaluate it, till this week. I don’t think there is any point in posting the same praise as the other 5 star reviews, it’s a stunning piece of audio kit. Looks great, set up in seconds and the sound output is amazinghighly recommend it.

Whats not to love, excellent quality, sound is nice unless pushed too far and compression kicks in. Hey, when you get one free everytime you purchase one, i’ve now got 4. If you expect absolute top quality for £99 then you’ll be disappointed but come on, it is what it is and no restrictions on what can be played though it unlike the superior sounding sonos and bose offerings.

Just what i wanted music throughout the house.

Good sound, good bass, and set up is very easy. Only criticism is that one speaker is not loud enough for one room. When paired with other speaker sound is perfect.

I received two of these that i’ve set up in adjacent rooms. The good news is that all connections are quick and straightforward – you group the various speakers via a couple of button pushes and pairing a device to a speaker is also very quick (compared to some bluetooth accessories). Another strong point is that you don’t need to link the units to your wifi, they link to each other in their own network). The only slight issue is when you have more than one speaker in range and you want to pair to a specific one, the only solution is to note their ids somewhere and look them up. The effect of having your music already waiting for you as you wander about your home is great (if not a bit hotel-like). You no longer need to blast it out of one room so that it can be heard in another. It’s just there, waiting for you to arrive. The volume of each unit can be adjusted individually and the overall playback volume can be adjusted on your phone (or whatever else you’re playing music on). So the sound in each room can be exactly the way you want it to be. Sound quality is good – well, that is, for a bluetooth speaker.

I bought this speaker to go with a number of the other speakers i had. It was so easy to set up, within 10 minutes i had it connected and playing. It looks great and is very stylish and simple. The radio is fantastic and a great addition, it is so easy to use and the remote makes it simple to change between radio, cd and bluetooth. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, it is such good value and has not compromised on sound quality.

These speakers are black, squat and compact. They don’t take up much space physically, but they fill the room musically. The sound is a good mix of bass and treble, though you are unable to change this via the speakers if you’re not happy with the balance. It is simplicity itself to connect the speaker to my phone or ipad via bluetooth. This is something i’ve struggled with in the past, but this speaker has renewed my faith in bluetooth. It’s also straightforward to get the second speaker working in tandem. The multi-room experience is great. I love being able to have my sounds playing simultaneously in different rooms. The volume switch is great, situated in the centre on the top of the speaker. It’s illuminated by an attractive-looking light.